The Lions are signing linebacker Jamie Collins to a three-year, $30 million deal, via multiple reports.
The deal includes $18 million fully guaranteed.
Collins ranks 49th on PFT’s top-100 free agents list.
Collins reunites with Matt Patricia in Detroit. Patricia formerly served as a defensive assistant in New England.
Collins, 30, spent 4 1/2 seasons with the Patriots, including 2019.
He made 15 starts last season, recording 81 tackles, seven sacks, seven pass breakups, three forced fumbles and three interceptions.
In his seven-year career, Collins has 575 tackles, 24.5 sacks, 10 interceptions, 30 pass breakups and 16 forced fumbles.